Middle School Honor Band

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Every Fall, hundreds of middle school students are nominated from programs throughout the Southeast for the chance to participate in the Middle School Honor Band Clinic at Limestone University. The Middle School Honor Band continues to provide wonderful musical experiences for middle school musicians. Nominated by their directors, participants will rehearse with fantastic music educators and conductors.


We are excited to welcome John McAllister as our guest clinician this upcoming year! You can read
more about him, and our Limestone Faculty clinician, Spencer Nance, below!


John McAllister

John McAllister is a composer, educator, and conductor based in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Furman University. After graduation, he spent fourteen years teaching all levels of secondary band (5th grade-12th grade) in Spartanburg School District #7. During his tenure, John was named teacher of the year at both McCracken Middle School (in 2015) and Spartanburg High School (in 2020). The ensembles under his direction achieved much success, receiving numerous superior ratings at local and regional festivals.




Spencer Nance

Spencer Nance serves as the Director of Athletic Bands at Limestone University where he directs the Marching Band, Pep Band and Jazz Ensemble, and assists with Wind Ensemble. Prior to his appointment as the Director of Athletic Bands, he spent one year at Limestone as the Assistant Director of Athletic Bands.

Spencer is a native of Spartanburg, SC where he attended Spartanburg High School. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Furman University in 2012 and his master's degree in trumpet performance from the University of Alabama in 2014. Upon graduating from the University of Alabama, he returned to South Carolina and began teaching band. He has taught at Wallace Elementary Middle School, Johnakin Middle School, and most recently Oakbrook Preparatory School.
He has recently released several of his concert band compositions, published with Warming Sun Music. As a performer Spencer has played with the Huntsville (AL) Symphony, Florence Symphony, Poinsett Wind Symphony, Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble, Hot Horns, as well as numerous other chamber and large ensembles.

He currently resides in Spartanburg with his wife, Kelsey and their two dogs, Bentley and Bear.

Spencer Nance